A look at former state assemblywoman and North Hempstead Town supervisor May Newburger though the years
May Newburger, right, reacts to election results at her campaign headquarters in Great Neck. She joined the North Hempstead Town Council in 1992 and served as town supervisor from 1994 to 2003. (Sept. 12, 1995)
Supervisor of the Town of North Hempstead, May Newburger, announces her bid for re-election. (May 23, 2001)
North Hempstead Town Supervisor May Newburger smiles during an interview in her Town Hall office in Manhasset on April 23, 2003. Newburger, who mentored many prominent Long Island, state and national leaders, died Aug. 30, 2012, at her home from complications of cancer. She was 92.
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From left, Rep. Gary Ackerman, Sen. Charles Schumer and Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman display a "May Newburger Cove" sign that will welcome visitors to the newly named cove on Hempstead Harbor upon federal approval. (Aug. 7, 2012)